In an article in the Daily News reviewing the (mostly) eccentric lot of folks who've signed up to run for Mayor, Moore dismisses them as "People who should be wearing foil hats, and probably are." Of particular note was a statement by Moore directed towards local activist/artist/blogger Zuma Dogg. Complaining about press coverage of his campaign Moore claimed that local journalists "lump me together with some guy who thinks he's an exorcist or some homeless guy who wears a ski cap and sunglasses. We are not in the same league."
Following the Daily News article Zuma Dogg shot back at his blog accusing Moore of being a one-note candidate, saying "I decided to run for mayor after my experience at city hall as an advocate. He decided to run for mayor because he lost the past eight other times."
In the last year since Moore began his campaign for Mayor he's achieved quite a bit for a grass roots candidate, raising nearly $200,000 in individual contributions and has built a relatively respectable foundation for a campaign organization. However Moore appears petty when he complains about his press coverage and makes snippy remarks about other candidates.
If Walter Moore is serious about his campaign for Mayor he needs to concentrate on appearing more distinguished, focus his criticism on Villaraigosa (not the press nor Zuma Dogg) and lay out a series of initiatives to address the issues that are important to Angelenos. Anything less and he's just playing games.